Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Charlottes Brocante creamy dreamy giveaway

What happens when you take one French document.....................................
whip in one French song book........
and fold in a old perfume label with a little card of lace from the old Samarataine department store of Paris?
You get a recipe for a sweet creamy confection in honor of Charlottes Brocante 8th time to Paris and all parts of France surviving it intact,even going around the arc de triomphe circle with Parisian drivers.It remains to be seen if I will make it a 9th time. Who are we kidding, I will probably go in April.Overseas people are welcome. Just enter your name to win. I will pick a winner on Monday.Bonne Chance Mon Amis.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brocante and Bronchitis both start with b.One is more fun than the other

This is what it is like to peer into a French brocante.Little boxes of precious things on tables and beneath them.Things are thrown out in no particular order. They are none the less perfectly imperfect.
This delights my soul .I just feel so much gratitude to be able to do this and share it with you.
Tiny boxes that say charming things like plumes and rosaries made of nacre (mother of pearl) sweet little tiny thoughtful things. These are things I adore. And you all as well. I will be having a give away to celebrate my trip.It was very difficult with lots of stress and sickness but in the end beauty reigns. I felt so close to God while I was struggling . He just has a way of making all things right..... Bronchitis is on the mend....Thank you Jesus for antibiotics.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

D. Porthault for new towels and stolen fabric from Simply Chateau

This is my new bathroom floor that my husband finished right before I left for Paris.
I already knew I was going to use this beautiful sheet with my monogram AM and crown for the shower curtain. I spent time in Paris first trying to figure out the towels.Should I go nice and reasonable or nice and not so reasonable. I was thinking nice and reasonable. I would get my towels on the way back to the airport..........Then fast foward to my Shirleys house..........Because of my kidney infection I spent alot of time in her bathroom and just happened to have a tile in my pocket to use to match some towels for my bathroom when I spied this delicious piece of toile.
I wrapped myself up in and came down stairs and showed her the perfect match it was.I caught her in a weakened state and off she sent me home with it. I am having some curtains made with scalloped tops. ooh la la.
This is late 1800s and was a bed cover. It has quivers ............and
cherub type people with titan like scenes with horses and banners and the likes. It is amazing.
Then I got the nice towels but not reasonable.I tried to resist but I could not.The shade of blue
was more than I could take.If you have time you should go to there web site.Everything is handmade .

Quilted in a diamond shaped pattern....................
piped with white scalloped to an inch of its life.
add in a 18th century Jardinere for bath salts.........................
and a sweet little French dolls dresser and I think I am on my way to a tres jolie salle de bain.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pink Parfait windows of Paris

Pink books,
Pink teapots,
more pink books..............................
a sneaky white tea pot with pink books.Why? If you have to ask you will never understand.If you are smiling reading this you already know.Let your heart sing as you think about the pink windows of Paris today,I know I will.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Presenting Katie Wells the beautiful daughter of my Shirley

She is even more adorable than I can speak of and she sells on ebay.Yeah us! I just spent some time with her in Paris and had to show you some of the items that she truffled out while we were together.You will have to wait awhile for Charlottes Brocante to get your local fix so this is the next best thing! Since I have been sick in bed it has given me some time to fixate on all the things I left in France last week.She likes what we like ladies.Lots of creamy dreamy fripperies from the city of lights. I think I will take one of each,I'll race you there! I am so eyeing the goods.I know self control should reign but I doubt it will.It is so fun to find people who like what you like that is French and they speak English so if you have any questions it makes it easier.Also she keeps her shipping low which makes it more practical to buy.I think this is the link on how to find her on ebay below.Sweet little froufrou sells under cafe de paris. Happy shopping and or browsing to you all. I will be back soon to show photos of my trip.

These are a few favorites of mine from her auctions this week.Can't you imagine those buttons sitting in a sweet dish or inside of the jewelry makers transport box? A little piece of art.Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. How about the books?The books?The books?I cannot ever get enough books..............EVER!!! The only practical thing I should buy is the thermometer so I can watch the local temperature plummet :( If you buy or just look- it is a little something fun to do this weekend. Bonne chance Mon Amis (Good luck my friends)